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What would you use instead of adaware?

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by Cindy, Dec 18, 2008.

  1. Cindy

    Cindy Power Member

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    Hi, I used to use adaware to monitor and stop spy / spamware, but apparantly the new version has some problem installing on XP (real smart of them seeing how it's the most widely used operating system). What would you use that actually detects and stops (not hijack this) the background programs?

    Thank you!
     
  2. newss

    newss Junior Member

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    Seems odd that the software wouldn't run on xp. However, i'm sure you can use Microsoft windows defender, I would hope Microsoft's own application would run in xp :)
     
  3. zx_81

    zx_81 Newbie

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    spyware doctor
    spybot s&d with teatimer

    dunno
     
  4. rudyvise

    rudyvise Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    justone Elite Member

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    And when it is too late : hijackthis (free tool that finds most malware)
     
  6. btheory

    btheory Junior Member

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    YUP - hijackthis is a lifesaver...

    I use Kaspersky, and it's pretty damn reliable.
     
  7. antsaoo

    antsaoo Supreme Member

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    what does hijackthis do ? i was planning my little PPI thingy :) well i think most users dont have it or can't think that fast tho :)'

    after install they can remove it no brops :)

    i use adaware and its quite fine
     
  8. trophaeum

    trophaeum Senior Member

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    http://www.blackhatworld.com/blackhat-seo/blackhat-lounge/39235-adware-firewall-virus-reccomedations.html

    take whats in that thread to heart, kis+malwarebytes is the best combo you can get currently
     
  9. a0rta

    a0rta Regular Member

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    PC Tools Spyware doctor is probably the best one of "one-push-button" solutions.

    Else.. Hijack this, Windows safe mode, regedit, Google in case of need for seeing what files does what and what belongs to what installation.
     
  10. zx_81

    zx_81 Newbie

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    Anyone tried prevx? Picked up a file nothing else had before and sure enough when I uploaded it to virustotal it lit up like a christmas tree.
    Code:
    http://www.prevx.com/